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Once, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord. First born among them was Haomane, Lord-of-Thought - who with his six sibling gods shaped the world to his will. But Haomane was displeased, for his younger brother Satoris was too prideful in his gifts to the race of Men, and refused to bow to Haomane. So began the Shapers' War. Haomane and his siblings lay at one end of a vast ocean, unable to touch their creations, while Satoris and the races of the world dwelled on the other. Satoris is reviled, because most of the races believe that it was he alone who caused the rift. But Satoris sits in his Darkhaven - seeking neither victory nor vengeance. Now a new prophecy has come of how the world could be made whole if Satoris were destroyed. To thwart the prophecy, Satoris orders Tanaros Blacksword, his chief lieutenant and the immortal Commander General of his army, to capture the Lady of the Ellylon - the beautiful Cerelinde - to prevent her alliance with the last High King of Men. But what neither realize is that meeting Cerelinde will irrevocably change Tanaros's world forever, and could doom Satoris in the process...
Jacqueline Carey is the author of the bestselling Kushiel trilogy ("Kushiel's Dart," "Kushiel's Chosen," and "Kushiel's Avatar") and her epic fantasy duology, The Sundering ("Banewreaker" and "Godslayer"). She has won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her books have been listed on many booksellers' top ten fantasy books lists. Always an avid reader, Carey began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After graduating from Lake Forest College, she worked for six months at a bookstore in London, and returned to the United States with a driving passion to write professionally. She resides in western Michigan.
Volume One of The Sundering, from New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey